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Gerber Fit

ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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Gerber Fit
on: January 19, 2011, 04:47:53 AM
I know we saw this one somewhere else not too long ago, but I was actually quite pleased with this one.  It's certainly a different form factor, but I'm sure it'll appeal to the folks that bought the Kelvin 23 multitool, and I'm sure this one is a lot more realistic to use!



The Fit was actually pretty neat with a full sized, double ended bit in the end of the driver, two very long shanked mini drivers that pop out at the flip of a switch and a set of tweezers tucked inside Swiss Army Style.



The flashlight is nice too- it's surprisingly bright!  I think the designer said it was 35 lumens, it's a Nichia LED, and it's powered by a single AAA battery so that a dead battery can be replaced easily.



It's not a bad tool, and while they had two colors there (orange and blue) it would appear that I only took pics of one!

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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 04:51:58 AM
nice to have a light in a multi use a standard battery.


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 04:55:55 AM
I'm really liking it. I'm a big fan of AAA driven Nichia LEDs and orange is my favorite color. But CE! What's with these companies and CE? Def, know the price?


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 05:01:54 AM
How "tall" is the Fit?  That's been my main concern with this one...that it'd be uncomfortable in the hand.

Interesting that it's a Nichia.  How's the light's tint?   The only AAA Nichia I'm familiar with is the Fenix E01, and it usually puts out some pretty purple light.
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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 05:02:19 AM
I'm LOVIN the little tweaker drivers....way to go Gerber, I want this one!
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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 05:11:22 AM
I'm really liking it. I'm a big fan of AAA driven Nichia LEDs and orange is my favorite color. But CE! What's with these companies and CE? Def, know the price?

$30. I answered my own question. :D New question: what size is the bit driver?


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 05:36:36 AM
Standard 1/4" bits and driver on this one.  I would say standing on a table it's 1.5-2" tall.  It really reminded me of a model train or hotdog and bun kind of size if that helps any.

The light seemed pretty white, but the lighting is horrible in the shows for determining things like that, so it's hard to say for sure.  The light also points at the screwdriver/knife/scissors end so you can see what you are doing.

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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 05:49:36 AM
Wow that's a lot bigger than I thought it would be, I was thinking more like Juice size.


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 05:53:58 AM
Holy carp!  I could literally glue my AA-powered EOS A2 to the back of a SAK and it'd be 1.5".  2"?  Yikes...
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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 06:11:30 AM
It's a bit big, but not overly huge.  I found it quite manageable- no bigger than my Black & Decker cordless screwdriver.

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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 02:53:45 PM
DAng it
I just got the Kelvin 23 multitool
Ha well this looks cool, im interested...


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 07:59:12 PM
I'm really liking it. I'm a big fan of AAA driven Nichia LEDs and orange is my favorite color. But CE! What's with these companies and CE? Def, know the price?

Not just me wondering that then?  ::)

I like the look of this one but sounds like it might be a bit bigger than I was hoping.
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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 08:05:10 PM
Forgot to ask...how does the light turn on?  Is it a switch or a twisty?
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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #13 on: January 19, 2011, 08:41:50 PM
It's a bit big, but not overly huge.  I found it quite manageable- no bigger than my Black & Decker cordless screwdriver.

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Yeah... well, I kinda have small hands.  Might as well get a Fenix E05 and glue it to an S2.


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #14 on: January 20, 2011, 04:22:05 AM
Not my cup of tea as much :D but the design does look promising :tu: but the bit driver shaft looks like it might be a bit to flexible :think:

I'm really liking it. I'm a big fan of AAA driven Nichia LEDs and orange is my favorite color. But CE! What's with these companies and CE? Def, know the price?

Not just me wondering that then?  ::)

I like the look of this one but sounds like it might be a bit bigger than I was hoping.

CE blades do bother me and it seems everyone is using them on there cheaper line tools these days :-\ I would rather have a good PE or SE blade anyday of the week :tu: Mainly PE :D but to each there own I guess ;)


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #15 on: January 20, 2011, 04:23:12 AM
No pliers. :-\ :D But I'd like to see those little screwdrivers added to some other tools. :tu:
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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #16 on: January 20, 2011, 08:59:58 PM
that looks pretty nice!!!! Orange is my fav cool too !!!! :D


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #17 on: February 05, 2011, 06:31:12 AM
I saw this one on pre-order already.  The Crucial FAST appears to be in stock already. 


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #18 on: February 06, 2011, 03:26:17 AM
Pre-order and in stock are two completely different things.  Remember the Great Skeletool Fiasco?

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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #19 on: February 06, 2011, 06:38:23 PM
This is true.  It shows the crucial in stock though.


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #20 on: February 06, 2011, 07:20:17 PM
I don't suppose it hurts that many of the parts for the FAST were already in production. :)
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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #21 on: February 07, 2011, 03:51:01 AM
That's a good point.  I am pleased to see them bring them out this quickly though while the excitement is still there from the SHOT show.


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #22 on: March 29, 2011, 01:23:23 AM
just got mine and it is great.


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #23 on: March 29, 2011, 01:31:53 AM
Nice.  Any chance of an 'in-hand' shot?  I'm still trying to get me head around how big this is. :cheers:
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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #24 on: March 29, 2011, 10:23:54 PM
Not really- I don't have one yet, and the pics you see are all I have.  I'll look back through my SHOT stuff and see if I missed anything though.

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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #25 on: April 03, 2011, 04:56:39 PM
No pic yet, I have to go somewhere else to load a pic but it is 10cm long by 3cm wide and 2cm thick
Nice.  Any chance of an 'in-hand' shot?  I'm still trying to get me head around how big this is. :cheers:


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #26 on: April 06, 2011, 07:22:11 PM
No pic yet, I have to go somewhere else to load a pic but it is 10cm long by 3cm wide and 2cm thick
Nice.  Any chance of an 'in-hand' shot?  I'm still trying to get me head around how big this is. :cheers:

Cheers Scrappy. :)  I'm curious to know if you think it's large for what you get or is the size reasonable?
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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #27 on: April 07, 2011, 07:24:34 AM
I would say it is okay. The tool isn't slim but for having a triple a battery it is fine. A little large for loose pocket carry but if it had a pocket clip it would be perfect. It is smaller than any other tool I have seen with a battery in it, like deal extreme multitool lights.


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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #28 on: April 22, 2011, 01:02:36 AM
My Fit just arrived, and it's exactly how I remember it from the show.  I'll post some pics tomorrow, but for now I'm going to try doing a few things around the house with it so I have something to report. 

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Re: Gerber Fit
Reply #29 on: April 22, 2011, 08:16:52 AM
Excellent.  :tu:
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